PRG and VER now one company in Europe and Middle East
PRG has announced that VER has merged into Production Resource Group in Europe and the Middle East. The entities will be commonly controlled by The Jordan Company, GSO Capital Partners and PRG Management. Jere Harris will serve as chairman and CEO of PRG and VER, and Stephan Paridaen will be president and COO.
Both companies will offer the ability to share equipment, knowledge and personnel and meet offer solutions, resources and expertise.
"Growth across disciplines, markets and geographies has always been a key part of our strategy,” said Jere Harris, PRG’s chairman and CEO. “Now, our ability to support all types of entertainment productions globally will take on new meaning.”
PRG and VER are both established in concert touring in lighting, video, media servers, and staging. Combining PRG and VER will now offer a complete suite of services for tours, festivals, and events. Further, PRG can enhance its long history in television production and expand its work in the film industry.
VER customers will benefit from PRG’s staging and automation expertise, vast lighting inventory and its position as the exclusive rental house for PRG’s patented proprietary lighting and video products.
“We believe that this approach will bring about innovation, an exciting level of service, and even more transformative collaboration with our partners. It feels historic, not only for PRG and VER, but for entertainment industry,” said Harris.
Globally, VER and PRG will have approximately 70 locations across five continents. Clients will have improved access to equipment from all major manufacturers as well as specialised and proprietary equipment.